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Florida Officer Run Over by DWI Suspect

A Gulf Breeze, Fla., police officer was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was run over by a motorist during a traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials. More Here.

January 08, 2015

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martyb @ 1/8/2015 4:16 PM

First things first. It's great to see that citizens stop to try to render aid and try to help the officer out.

Best thoughts on his speedy and full recovery.

I noticed that the suspect vehicle appeared to actually have pulled over in what would have been the #1 or fast lane. That would have been my first clue that something was not right with that person.

Emmanuel @ 1/9/2015 4:24 AM

Wow. Courage under fire. Don't mean to be negative, but longer legs would have helped. I'm very surprised the officer kept his cool and didn't respond with OC or EDW at minimum. That drunk P.O.S. needs a minimum of 1000 hours Community Service, $10,000 Fine, 5 Years Probation and 6 months of BOTH Ankle Monitor & Vehicle Breathalyzer. Had this officer let go, he would have definitely connected with that curb while being dragged away. God Bless...

Jeff @ 1/9/2015 5:51 AM

Shout out to the citizens who got out of their cars to offer the officer assistance and shoutout to the driver on the opposite lane for spinning around and follow the suspect's car to where she finally parked her car- 'A motorist who saw the incident called 911 and followed Giorgio to the rear parking lot of the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grande Hotel. The Pensacola Police Department arrived at the parking lot moments later and took Giorgio into custody.'
Hope the officer makes a complete and speedy recovery. As of the offender, should really be punished to the full extent of law.

Bob W @ 1/9/2015 8:42 AM

Hope the Sgts injuries are minor, but from day one you are told do not reach into a vehicle to turn the ignition off. Certain conditions may warrant an attempt but the percentage is not in the Officer's favor. Get well Sgt.

BT @ 1/9/2015 9:58 AM

I agree. Nice to see citizens stop to help. Hope the officer recovers soon.
Big mistake reaching into car that's started moving. Your not going to hold
the car back, and you not going to pull the driver out the window of a moving car. Almost a guarantee you'll be dragged. If verbal commands to stop the car don't work, run back to your squad and begin the pursuit.

Ima Leprechaun @ 1/10/2015 10:30 PM

This was the fourth time a LEO was dragged this week from reaching into a running vehicle. I am glad he was not seriously hurt. I am also happy to see so many people trying to help him out. Hopefully he will think before he reaches into a running vehicle the next time.
A Gulf Breeze police officer has broken arm after being dragged during a traffic stop. Police say Sergeant Kerstan Tatro pulled over Amy Giorgio for driving erratically yesterday (Monday). When he asked her to get out of the car, she took off dragging Tatro with her. "We have an officer that we're lucky to have alive. The driver was so impaired she could barely talk and she doesn't really have any clue what's happened." Investigators say they found crack pipes and syringes in Giorgio's car. She is charged with aggravated battery, fleeing and eluding, and driving under the influence. Gulf Breeze officer Kerstan Tatro is in fair condition.

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